LETTERS: Flagler Beach leaders should have promptly denounced antisemitic vandalism

Former Flagler Beach City Commissioner Ken Bryan says the commission should have let the community know that it opposes such hateful behavior.

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  • | 4:00 p.m. November 30, 2023
  • Palm Coast Observer
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Dear Editor:

I talked to the city manager the day the antisemitic vandalism was discovered in Flagler Beach, and I expressed my disappointment that the mayor, chairman nor city manager did not step up and make a public denouncement of the vandalism. 

This is not freedom of speech and should be considered a hate crime.

I'm disappointed that the city leadership has not taken a more serious stance against this heinous act. 

As chairman, I would have let it be known that we, as the city leaders, strongly oppose this behavior, and will support our law enforcement to help track down the individual.

I would have also let the business owners and community know how much we stand together to push back on this type of racism.

Ken Bryan

Flagler Beach

Editor's note: Ken Bryan is a former city commissioner in Flagler Beach.


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